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9-1-1's Rockmond Dunbar Exits Show Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate - Read His Statement

9-1-1's Rockmond Dunbar Exits Show Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate - Read His Statement

Rockmond Dunbar, an original cast member of Fox’s hit drama 9-1-1, has been forced to exit the show after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 48-year-old actor portrayed Michael Grant and was written out of the Monday night (November 15) episode over the new COVID protocols on the show.

Click inside to read his statement…

“I applied for religious and medical accommodations pursuant to the law and unfortunately was denied by my employer,” Rockmond told Variety in a statement. “My sincerely held beliefs and private medical history are very intimate and personal aspects of my life that I do not publicly discuss and have no desire to start now. I’ve been an actor in this business for 30 years, but my greatest roles are as a husband and father to our 4 small children. As a man that walks in faith, I look forward to what the future holds. I have enjoyed the last 5 seasons with this wonderful cast and crew and will cherish the time I’ve been blessed to spend with this series and wish everyone involved nothing but the best.”

He reportedly tried to get a religious exemption, and when that apparently failed, he reportedly tried to get a medical exemption, too.

“We take the health and safety of all of our employees very seriously, and have implemented a mandatory vaccination confirmation process for those working in Zone A on our productions,” 20th Television said in a statement. “In order to ensure a safer workplace for all, Zone A personnel who do not confirm their vaccination status and do not meet the criteria for exemption will not be eligible to work.”

16 other celebrities have publicly refused the Coronavirus vaccine, too.

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